This powerful riesling is dry with delicious piercing citrus character. Great with fish, pork and spicy Chinese dishes. Could also work with goat cheese.
Riesling is a white grape indigenous to Germany, but now widely grown in cool areas throughout the world. It can produce light to medium bodied wines (dependant on climate) and very high acidity allows it to make a spectrum of wines from bone dry, to off-dry to lusciously sweet dessert wines. It is a common misnomer that all Rieslings are sweet. Typical aromas are citrus, honey and floral. Austrian Riesling is richer and fuller than its German counterparts.
Founded in 1792 the Salomon family from the Wachau produces white wines from the best terraced Urgestein sites along the Danube River in Stein and Krems. Today Bert and Gertrud Salomon run the winery. All the grapes are harvested traditionally by hand only. Their great vineyard locations and meticulous work in the vineyards give rise to supremely elegant wines.
Kremstal is a small wine district in Niederösterreich in the northeastern corner of Austria. It neighbours the Wachau which produces Austria’s most famous and expensive wines. Grüner Veltliner is the king here with excellent wines also made from Riesling.
With pure, restrained fruit flavours and very high acidity Riesling is an extremely versatile food wine working with fish, pork, poultry and cheeses.